Piecing a complex block with set-in seams and pivots is often easier to accomplish by hand than by machine. Candy Goff’s 16″ Brilliant Cut block is complete with templates, cutting requirements, and hand-piecing hints. You’ll enjoy the relaxing art of hand-piecing and the result will be…brilliant! Picture this on a small round table in fall or…
Jane Sassaman puts personality prints into basic blocks, uses minimal piecing, and turns them into graphically bold quilt masterpieces. In her book, Patchwork Sassaman Style, Jane shows readers her innovative process step by step, using vibrant color photos and detailed, easy-to-follow ‘recipes.’ She calls them recipes because you’re free to add or take out anything…
Make the beautiful River Trees Quilt using the River Trees block by Jan Magee.
Here’s a pattern inspired by the very first issue of The Quilt Life! Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims held their first TQL Cook-Off in April, 2010.
Chimney Sweep Block from Ann Hazelwood’s book “The Funeral Parlor Quilt.”
Carolina Lily Block from Ann Hazelwood’s book “The Potting Shed Quilt.”
Here’s a project that’s a little different for autumn – and the kids can help.
The leaves are drifting across a modern block background—it’s a 62″ x 72″ pattern with many possibilities!
Use your jellyroll leftovers to make this fun, quick, and easy quilt!
A daily dose of fabric play will jump-start your creative energy. Darra Williamson shares her instructions for making a 3” x 5” fabric collage that can be as inventive as you want to make it. With your sewing machine, a little fusible web, and some fun fabrics, you may want to make it a one-a-day personal challenge!